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Life outside the Compound [Sep. 18th, 2004|09:32 pm]
stalkingmsd
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This morning I went down to the DMV. That was fun, and no where near as painful as I was led to expect. I mean, I did lose 2.5 hours of my morning to it, but the sheer volume of people there made it look much worse. I think I spent total waiting time of about a half an hour all told. They really were going fast -- they were calling numbers at a rate of about 6-8 a minute.

See, I caused a lot of problems when I asked for an amateur radio license plate. It took the desk guy who was serving me and about 3 of his managers to figure out what forms I needed to fill out to get one. Atleast they had heard of it :)

As for the license test, I just barely passed on the first try. So now I have to go sign up for the convertables that they issue to all the newcomers to california :)

Spent most of the day sleeping to make up for waking up so early. But this evening I went out to explore a Laser Tag place that Carla pointed out to me. Its about 2 miles from my house, and its pretty good it seems. Since I can make the membership pay for itself in about 6 games, I got one of those too.

I did fairly well in the games but its clear to me that I need to find something (climbing, aerobics, whatever) to replace pushing heavy boxes around campus to keep myself in shape :)
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[User Picture]From: krchicken
2004-09-19 03:44 pm (UTC)
mental image of you doing aerobics- priceless.
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[User Picture]From: balter
2004-09-19 06:30 pm (UTC)
Do you see him in a nice little spandex outfit? Maybe even a purple one?
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2004-09-19 06:36 pm (UTC)
Your fantasies deeply frighten me.
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[User Picture]From: krchicken
2004-09-20 03:39 pm (UTC)
and leg warmers! *grin*
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[User Picture]From: mizmoose
2004-09-21 12:50 am (UTC)
AUUUGH! I'm BLIND! I'm BLIND!!!

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[User Picture]From: denorae
2004-09-19 08:03 pm (UTC)
I love laser tag! must find place in LA.
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[User Picture]From: muppetaphrodite
2004-09-20 04:51 pm (UTC)

two things

1) The DMV in California *always* takes 2.5 / 3 hours ... I've never heard of anything less. Ergh.
2) There are actually *three* kinds of cars in California: red convertables, SUVs, and Volkswagon Jettas. (Add hybrids to the list if you live in Yuppietown like we do.) Hope they assign you a good one. ;)
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[User Picture]From: sarahnade
2004-09-21 09:04 pm (UTC)

catching up

climbing: Planet Granite, there's one in Santa Clara, and I believe the other is in San Mateo or Burlingame or something (this "web site" thing says Belmont). I believe some of our mutual friends and/or acquaintances have memberships.

running, biking, walking, windsurfing, rollerblading: Shoreline Park, at the end of Shoreline north off of 101. It's a beautiful area, and connects to the Stevens Creek trail which goes over Central and all the way down to the High School.
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[User Picture]From: stalkingmsd
2004-09-22 02:08 am (UTC)

Re: catching up

Yeah, Carla mentioned Planet Granite to me (imperssive -- she doesn't even live here!).

I also am told that some people play Settlers around here on a somewhat regular basis :)
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[User Picture]From: sarahnade
2004-09-23 03:23 pm (UTC)

Re: catching up

yes, yes. I'll talk with Ryan and Carisa tonight and let them know you're looking to play. :)
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